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Exemplary Epic: Silius Italicus' Punica

Ben Tipping

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199550111
eISBN:
9780191720611
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199550111.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

The force of example was a distinctive determiner of Roman identity. However, examples always rely upon the response of an audience, and are dependent upon context. Even where the example presented ... More


Hannibal

Ben Tipping

in Exemplary Epic: Silius Italicus' Punica

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199550111
eISBN:
9780191720611
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199550111.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter explores the character Hannibal in Silius' Punica. It argues that it is Hannibal's compelling, meta-poetic, absent-presence in Scipio's triumphal parade that asserts his power over ... More


Lighting Out for the Territory: Reflections on Mark Twain and American Culture

Shelley Fisher Fishkin

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195121223
eISBN:
9780199855162
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195121223.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

This book blends personal narrative with reflections on history, literature, and popular culture to provide a lively and provocative look at who Mark Twain really was, how he got to be that way, and ... More


Conclusion: The Crossing of the Worlds: The Move from Internal to External Narrative

Claire Stocks

in The Roman Hannibal: Remembering the Enemy in Silius Italicus' Punica

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9781781380284
eISBN:
9781781387252
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781380284.003.0013
Subject:
Classical Studies, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This concluding chapter provides a final overview of the Roman Hannibal and his portrayal in SiliusItalicus’ Punica. As well as providing a conclusive discussion on how Silius’ Hannibal is a man who ... More


The Matter of Hannibal

Shelley Fisher Fishkin

in Lighting Out for the Territory: Reflections on Mark Twain and American Culture

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195121223
eISBN:
9780199855162
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195121223.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

This chapter describes Mark Twain's Hannibal, the physical setting of his most famous novels, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and Adventures of Huck Finn, and his inspiration for countless others. ... More


Excavations

Shelley Fisher Fishkin

in Lighting Out for the Territory: Reflections on Mark Twain and American Culture

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195121223
eISBN:
9780199855162
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195121223.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

The chapter recounts Mark Twain's lifelong battle with the ghost of slavery, racism, and his efforts, through his writings, to make his fellow citizens aware of and perhaps change their attitudes on ... More


Before Silius: The Creation of the Roman Hannibal

Claire Stocks

in The Roman Hannibal: Remembering the Enemy in Silius Italicus' Punica

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9781781380284
eISBN:
9781781387252
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781380284.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter focuses on those texts, written before SiliusItalicus’ Punica, which feature Hannibal. These texts include the (extremely) fragmentary works of Hannibal's own historians Silenus and ... More


Hannibal: Rome's Greatest Enemy

Dexter Hoyos

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9781904675464
eISBN:
9781781385432
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781904675464.001.0001
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

As Carthage's commanding general and effective leader Hannibal (247–183 BC) crossed the Alps in 218 BC with a multi-ethnic and superbly professional army to confront the Romans in their own land. His ... More


Antecedent Facts—Foreshadowing Events

George Washington Williams

in A History of the Negro Troops in the War of the Rebellion, 1861–1865

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780823233854
eISBN:
9780823240807
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823233854.003.0003
Subject:
History, Military History

The two years immediately preceding the War of the Rebellion were teeming with unprecedented events. Almost every question of public interest was directly or indirectly connected with one phase or ... More


All hail to the serial killer: America's last frontier hero in the age of Reaganite eschatology and beyond

Linnie Blake

in The Wounds of Nations: Horror Cinema, Historical Trauma and National Identity

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719075933
eISBN:
9781781700914
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719075933.003.0020
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter draws heavily on the misadventures of the cannibalistic serial killer Hannibal Lecter, from Ridley Scott's film Hannibal. Reflecting the hunger of American audiences for the further ... More


The Roman Hannibal: Remembering the Enemy in Silius Italicus' Punica

Claire Stocks

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9781781380284
eISBN:
9781781387252
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781380284.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

SiliusItalicus’ Punica, the longest surviving epic in Latin literature, has seen a resurgence of interest among scholars in recent years. A celebration of Rome's triumph over Hannibal and Carthage ... More


Military Glory (133–87)

Paul Murgatroyd

in Juvenal's Tenth Satire

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781786940698
eISBN:
9781786945068
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781786940698.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter provides the Latin text and a literal translation into English of the section on prayers for military glory in Juvenal’s tenth satire and a detailed critical appreciation of those lines ... More


The ‘Lightning Bolts’ (Fulmina) of War

Claire Stocks

in The Roman Hannibal: Remembering the Enemy in Silius Italicus' Punica

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9781781380284
eISBN:
9781781387252
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781380284.003.0011
Subject:
Classical Studies, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter centres on the dynamic between Hannibal and Scipio (Africanus), considering how both are styled by Silius as the symbols of Carthage and Rome respectively. Scipio's position as the ... More


: Silius Italicus and the Roman Hannibal

Claire Stocks

in The Roman Hannibal: Remembering the Enemy in Silius Italicus' Punica

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9781781380284
eISBN:
9781781387252
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781380284.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This introductory chapter provides an overview of the book's focus: namely the character of Hannibal in SiliusItalicus’ Latin epic, the Punica. Firstly it draws attention to the potency of the name ... More


The Roman Hannibal Defined

Claire Stocks

in The Roman Hannibal: Remembering the Enemy in Silius Italicus' Punica

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9781781380284
eISBN:
9781781387252
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781380284.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter explores three central concepts. Firstly, the power of the name (nomen)in antiquity with consideration of how potent names such as ‘Hannibal’, ‘Caesar’, and ‘Medea’ stood as symbols for ... More


Fear and punishment

Erica Benner

in Machiavelli's Prince: A New Reading

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199653638
eISBN:
9780191769405
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199653638.003.0018
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Princes, Machiavelli tells readers, should want to be held merciful and not cruel. But the policies some people praise as merciful undermine political order, while those blamed as cruel strengthen ... More


Persistence of Fiction: One Hundred Years of Tom Sawyer at the Mark Twain Boyhood Home

Hilary Iris Lowe

in Destination Dixie: Tourism and Southern History

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780813042374
eISBN:
9780813043494
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813042374.003.0002
Subject:
History, Cultural History

Hilary Iris Lowe begins this volume with an examination of literary tourism in her essay on the Mark Twain Boyhood Home and Museum in Hannibal, Missouri. Lowe argues that until recently, the town’s ... More


Introduction the Challenge of Hannibal

Dexter Hoyos

in Hannibal: Rome's Greatest Enemy

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9781904675464
eISBN:
9781781385432
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781904675464.003.0001
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter describes Hannibal's lasting fascination as general and political leader. It notes that most modern interest focuses on his Alpine crossing and early victories, stressing the importance ... More


Barcids Supreme (241–221)

Dexter Hoyos

in Hannibal: Rome's Greatest Enemy

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9781904675464
eISBN:
9781781385432
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781904675464.003.0003
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter relates Hamilcar Barca's crucial role in leading Carthage to victory over rebel mercenary and subject Libyan forces after 241 in the Truceless War, thus becoming effective chief of ... More


Hannibal in Exile (195–183)

Dexter Hoyos

in Hannibal: Rome's Greatest Enemy

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9781904675464
eISBN:
9781781385432
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781904675464.003.0008
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter narrates Hannibal's years, first as an honoured—yet sidelined—military adviser to the Seleucid Great King of the East, Antiochus III, until Antiochus lost his unwise war with Rome and ... More


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